Integration Project

Supporting individuals who have arrived on the governments resettlement schemes

Who are we

The project is part of a Coventry partnership dedicated to assisting and empowering newly arrived individuals and families, helping them rebuild their lives in their new home.
Established in Coventry in 2014, the initiative initially supported Afghan interpreters and their families who had worked with the British Army in Afghanistan.
The partnership comprises local organisations including Coventry City Council, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Coventry Citizens Advice, Positive Youth Foundation, Foleshill Women’s Training, and St Francis Church of Assisi.
We also support individuals through the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), launched in 2021, offering help with social integration, information about life in the UK, and involvement in social activities.

The project assists and empowers newly arrived individuals and families to rebuild their lives, including signposting to other Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) services such as English classes.

CRMC works in three specific areas to support those arriving on the two schemes: community participation, social integration, and employment.

Community Participation

Building the capacities of refugees through wellbeing and skill-based activities.

Creating opportunities for refugees to engage with the local community.

Helping to build links with the local community by creating opportunities for local people to learn about refugees’ cultures and languages.

A Taste of Syria: A collection of recipes and stories from Syrian women, produced by Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Social Integration

Welcoming refugees to the city via city tours and welcome meetings.

Delivering information sessions about life in the UK and the main service providers.


Supporting refugees with information, advice, and guidance to build their confidence, skills, and ability to find employment.

Enabling refugees on the schemes to be self-sufficient and to make well-informed decisions about employment

Access to this service is only available if individuals have arrived by either the Vulnerable Persons Programme or Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement scheme. 
To find out more about the project, individuals and / organisations can email:
or call our reception team on: